Wordless Wednesday – Grooming Tips From Morris The Cat Plus A Giveaway


Welcome To Wordless Wednesday At Create With Joy!

Quote Of The Week

No amount of time can erase
The memory of a good cat.
And no amount of masking tape can ever totally
Remove his fur from your couch.

Leo Dworken

How To Groom Like A Cat!

Now that Spring has arrived and bathing suit season is just around the corner, it’s time to put our best paws forward and get in shape so that we will look and feel our best this season!

To that end, I asked Tsunami and Magellan if they would mind turning today’s column over to a style and fashion icon who knows a thing or two about looking awesome and would be willing to share some tips with us.

Always the gracious hosts, they willingly agreed – so once again, let’s welcome Morris, the original Celebrity Cat, to Create With Joy!

Grooming Tips From Morris The Cat

You Can Look This Good

Morris is the cat we all grew up with! Originally starring in over 50 commercials, Morris now is the online star of the Live Well & Prospurr campaign, where he’s currently raising food for cats at the ASPCA – hosting a fabulous spa giveaway you won’t want to miss – and sharing tips like these to help you look and feel your best!

And now – let’s turn things over to Morris!

Thank you dear friends for inviting me back to Create With Joy! I hear that you’d like to look as good as me? I love your lofty aspirations! I frequently get fan mail asking for tips on how I always look so purr-fect and here are a few tips I’d like to share:

Tip 1: Don’t Be Afraid Of A Little Fur!

Lint Rollers

When your cats shed on you, don’t wail – thank them for helping you to look more like a cat! People pay good money for the privilege of dressing up like cats at Halloween. Your cat is adopting you into the cat kingdom for free!

However – if you insist on walking around in your human skin and fur-less clothing, try to wear clothes that are the same color as your cat to help camouflage the fur! Brush up on your cat grooming skills (if you brush your cats regularly, there will be less fur for them to shed!)! Brush up on your house-cleaning skills (no need to elaborate there!) – and always have a lint brush on hand to remove excess fur from your clothes!

Tip 2: Don’t Be Afraid To Primp And Preen!

All Cats Are Beautiful

I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but do you know that it takes a lot of work to look this beautiful – even for us cats? I spend up to 50% of my waking hours grooming – not only because it makes me look good, but because it makes me feel good too! Sometimes it’s relaxing and meditative! So, spend as much time as you need in front of the mirror! Your grooming habits are a purr-sonal choice!

Tip 3: Do Whatever It Takes To Manage Your Stress!

Fresh Laundry

Create a daily routine. Get enough sleep. Get and give a massage! When I lose sleep – for example, when I only get 15 hours of sleep a day instead of my normal 16 hours of sleep because I’m shooting a commercial – a kitty massage soothes my stress away! Trust me – nothing is more relaxing than loving or receiving love from the cats in your life!

Thanks, Morris, for the great advice you’ve shared! For more tips from Morris, our Grooming Expert, be sure to visit ProsPurr!

Disclosure: This week’s original Wordless Wednesday is sponsored by 9 Lives, who is providing the prizes for this giveaway.

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Enter The Morris The Cat Well Groomed Kitty Kit Giveaway!

Tsunami and Magellan are so excited about today’s visit by Morris The Cat, that they would like to offer you the opportunity to win a Well Groomed Kitty Kit Prize Package for your cat(s) that is being purr-sonally paw-picked by Morris himself!

Rumor has it that the Well Groomed Kitty Kit will contain:

  • A Cat Toy
  • A Grooming Tool
  • Lots of Yummy Cat Food

However, the specific contents of the kit are a surprise, as we are waiting for our sample kit to arrive, and a photo of the kit is not available at this time!

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of March 29, 2016

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66 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Grooming Tips From Morris The Cat Plus A Giveaway”

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  1. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Great tips by Morris the cat! The one lying on the clean laundry looks just like Amanda’s cat, Sheela.

  2. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    How beautiful those cats are! Wish I could play with them!

  3. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Magellan & Tsunami regal as ever heheh!

    Those cute cats withe the captions so cute

    Have a tanfastic week and hope you had an eggtastic Easter 🙂

  4. Char @ Truly Epic
    Twitter: 1EpicMom

    Awesome tips! 🙂

  5. My blog shows our Sammy cat in the dryer on top of the clothes. Very fitting indeed for cat lovers.

  6. Shedding is our biggest challenge with Koko, I suppose I should take Morris’ advice and just wear orange all the time! 🙂

  7. pam says:

    My biggest grooming problem is knots in my long haired cats – they get so matted.

  8. Elena says:

    My biggest challenge is that my cat doesn’t like to be groomed

  9. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    I have one cat Sabina that loves a pile of clean clothes while I have my back turned she makes herself comfortable! Of course Magellan and Tsunami are beautiful!!

  10. Thanks for the tips, Morris!

  11. Marie Moody
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    That give-away makes me almost wish I had a kitty!!! hehehe~ Aughhhhhh I’m sooooo tired. Off to beddy bye for me… Sweet dreams to you too my friend! Hugs.

  12. Piranha Banana says:

    I can only dream of looking that beautiful! WOOF WOOF!

  13. Magnus says:

    The cats ar so wonderful!!

  14. Faye Gates says:

    I operate a rescue for elderly cats. I have a lot of work to deal with when it comes to cat hair. It’s everywhere.

  15. Morris, thanks for these great grooming tips! It’s a shame the giveaway isn’t international. I would love to win this prize for my cat.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Rosa, I wish we could ship internationally – but those prize boxes get big and heavy! 🙁

      Stay tuned though – hope we can do an international giveaway in the future! 🙂

  16. Vicki says:

    Cute cats!

  17. Anne says:

    Shedding and trying to keep them in control which is always difficult.

  18. Shedding is a big issue here right now. And trying to keep my cat out of the linen closet!

  19. Morris is one smart dude cat! We’ll be having a giveaway as well so we won’t enter today. Good luck to everyone else!

  20. suzanne says:

    Our biggest cat grooming challenge is trying to brush them and they alway want to play with the brush.

  21. Haha this made me remember how my classmates would dust off my clothes because they have fur =P

  22. Robin says:

    Tsunami and Magellan are such handsome fellas! I’m sure they put a lot of time into keeping their fur in tip top shape. 🙂 My kitties shed all year long, so my biggest grooming issue is keeping up with all of that fur.

  23. Cathy Armato says:

    I loved Morris the Cat! It’s nice to see his spirit is still alive & well. Thanks for sharing these tips, they’re purrfect. Such beautiful photos, every one of them!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  24. My favorite advice?! get lots of sleep, especially on top of fresh laundry! mmm….

  25. Nancy Andres says:

    Wow. What smart cats! Thanks for hosting this swell blog picture party. Nancy Andres

  26. Elle says:

    My biggest grooming challenge is catching my cat to groom him. When he sees the grooming brush, he takes off and I literally chase him and when I get him, hold him down while I groom. He lets me do it once we start but it’s always a struggle at the beginning.

  27. Gail T F says:

    Luv the comment re looking like a cat if I don’t use lint roller

  28. speedyrabbit says:

    Hehehe mum is always moaning about my fur,xx Speedy

  29. Lou Belcher says:

    Great blog post… Love all the info.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  30. We don’t have fur, so we get baths about once a month instead!

  31. Diane says:

    Cleaning up hair that is about the house.

    Thank you!
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

  32. super cute indeed and how I love to read all those

  33. super cute indeed and how I love to read all those tips :)..

  34. Tamra H says:

    My Siamese cat has very thick fur and is always getting knots. It’s a constant brushing effort around our house!

  35. Tina W says:

    My problem is as soon as I start to brush one cat, several more start pushing their way in hoping for a turn, and pretty soon a fight breaks out.

  36. tsunami and magelland look lovely has always love the grooming tips have a great week

  37. Michelle
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    What is your biggest cat grooming challenge? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments and be sure to include your CURRENT e-mail and your location so that we can reach you if you win!

    White cat hair (from Arya) on dark clothes. For years, it was pure bliss. Alice is black, so I NEVER had hair on my clothes (at least, that you could see. lol). That all came to an end when Arya came on the scene. Of course, I wouldn’t trade her. I can put up with the hair. As a former owner of five cats, I’ve had my share of cat hair issues. 😉

    The kitty with the lint rollers looks just like Casey, one of my cats from years ago. Beautiful!

    email: truebookaddict AT gmail DOT com
    location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

  38. Oh those two lok amazing – AND we love the idea of humans primping like a cat LOL!!!

  39. luvluvluv the photos and tips, count me in on the give away!

  40. Emily Benzing says:

    One of my cats, Stormy, is long haired so that’s a big issue with grooming. But he does like to be brushed so that’s good! My other cat, Jimmy, he really doesn’t like being brushed he kind of just goes after it with his mouth lol. They are both black haired so that’s an issue too!!

    irwin, pa 15642

  41. Jessica N says:

    Charlie makes me run around in circles while grooming!

  42. Adrian G says:

    I had to laugh when I saw the big fluffy cat and the lint brush. My cat Yeti – i’m amazed he is not totally BALD by now. He sheds like there is no tomorrow and he loves to lie on clean laundry or sneak into the linen closet. Little stinker!

  43. Paula Kiger says:

    Cat grooming challenge? Hmmm…..ours aren’t long hairs but we STILL find hair everywhere — and it creates digestive issues for our siamese when she grooms herself. Cats. Love them but holy wow they can create a hairy situation!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      It is amazing just how much hair our short hair kitties can generate!
      I’ve had short hair cats before and I can attest to the fact that some of them shed just as profusely as their long-hair brethern!
      I guess it just depends on the cat!

  44. These are too cute! My kitty loves clean laundry also! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  45. GB says:

    my biggest challenge is managing the hair once it starts coming out. Static always comes into play and next thing I know hair is everywhere.

  46. The Dash Kitten Crew says:

    Halpy Sunday Selfie from us in New Zealand!!

  47. Lots of cuteness. Love Morris’s blue tie!


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